SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 8, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Priceline To Buy Travel Search Engine Kayak For $1.8 Billion

    Priceline is a public company that owns several other travel brands, including,,, and a few other travel sites. You can now add leading travel search engine to that list. A short while ago, Priceline announced that it was buying the travel site for t $1.8 billion (in cash and stock). [...]

  • Bulk Editing Comes To AdWords Web Interface

    Anyone who works in interactive advertising can testify to the tedium that often accompanies even the seemingly-simplest of campaign changes. That’s the problem Google is trying to address in its latest AdWords feature — bulk editing. The feature is being rolled out in a few accounts for final testing, before Google eventually rolls it out [...]

  • Download Bing Home Pages To Your Computer

    One of the more popular requests Bing gets is to download their home pages to their desktop. Bing refreshes their home page background graphic at least once daily and often the images on the home page are relaxing and extremely visually appealing. Now, U.S. searchers can click the down arrow at the bottom right corner [...]

  • The Mess That Is Google Shopping

    One of the things Google promised by moving Google Shopping to the pay-to-play model for merchants was how much the experience was going to improve for shoppers. If that’s the case, I’m sure not seeing it. Come on a little tour. Amazon Don’t Play That Game The new system began on October 17. Perhaps the most striking change [...]

  • 3 Mobile Trends Every Search Marketer Must Know

    When I last blogged about mobile trends in 2011, I had predicted that mobile, i.e., smartphone + tablet traffic would be 10% of all paid search traffic by the end of 2011. I had also predicted that mobile traffic would be between 16-22% of all traffic. It turns out, at least for a few categories, [...]

  • Can SEO Be Your Business Advantage?

    With Google having a bad case of frequent hiccups, websites are see-sawing up and down in their search rankings. Business owners, caught between a rock and a hard place, are asking themselves whether SEO really can be a winning strategy in these difficult economic times. By analyzing the process, the methodology and the sequence of [...]

  • Leaving Las Vegas… with Expert Marketing Tactics! Last Chance to Save $300 on Search Engine Land’s Social Media Conference

    SMX Social Media Marketing Early Bird rates expire this Saturday, November 10. Register now and save on all pass options! Join us December 5-6 in Las Vegas for: Expert speakers dealing out jackpot-winning tactics on paid, earned and owned social media. High roller keynotes from Twitter’s safety team lead Del Harvey, and Vic Gundotra, head [...]

  • Google Is #4 In China As It Continues To Lose Market Share

    Google continues to lose marketshare in China after pulling out of China years ago. New market share reports from Marbridge Consulting puts Google in forth place in terms of search market share. Google trails Baidu, Qihoo 360, and Sogou with only 4.72% share in China. Baidu has 72.97%, Qihoo 360 has 9.64% and Sogou has [...]

  • The Google Dracula Logo: Bram Stoker Books

    Is that Dracula on Google’s home page today? Yes it is. Today is the 165th birthday of the late Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, a gothic novel. Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 8, 1847 and died at the age of 64 in London on April 20, 1912. To celebrate his [...]

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  • Jacob Anderson

    Oooh wow this is useful to be able to see what all posts came out today on lol, I am new here so I am happy I found this. how to get more twitter followers

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